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The Blanton Museum Undertakes a $35 Million Makeover of Its Grounds
With the international architectural firm Snøhetta, the UT museum will add community spaces and art to its outdoor experience
"...Being inside the Blanton Museum is a great experience...."

Jan. 22, 2021 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Ellsworth Kelly's Austin Opens at the Blanton Museum of Art
By building this structure, the Blanton enabled a major modern artist to realize his masterwork
"...Ellsworth Kelly made plans for a building. And at the time he made them – that would be 1986..."

Feb. 16, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

A Justine’s Sister Restaurant Is Opening at the Blanton Museum of Art
Cafe collab will open Spring 2025
"...If you’ve been to Justine’s Brasserie, the much-loved Eastside French bistro and perennial Best of Austin..."

April 22, 2024 Food Post by Kimberley Jones

The Blanton Museum and the Umlauf Sculpture Garden Are Open Again
Two beloved bastions of visual art re-open for public view
"...You've been wanting to see those exhibitions at the Blanton, the ones you've heard so much buzz about..."

Aug. 21, 2020 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

“Teresa Hubbard/Alexander Birchler: Giant” at the Blanton Museum of Art
The film is good at showing the fate of the film set of Giant, but it leaves open the question of what’s happened to Marfa
"...set outside Marfa, Texas. Young female secretaries sit at their desks typing letters, one of which we get to..."

Aug. 25, 2017 Arts Review by Sam Anderson-Ramos

"Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite"
Images from a decade of building Black identity and community say it loud
"...Every photographer wants to get the moment: that split second when every aspect of a..."

Aug. 6, 2021 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

"Goya: Mad Reason" at the Blanton Museum
The images of war in Goya's prints are brutal and immediate, and it is for this reason that we must look at them
"...1828, he left his Disasters of War series unpublished. The series of prints depicts Goya's perspective on Spain's war..."

Sept. 2, 2016 Arts Review by Sam Anderson-Ramos

Ellsworth Kelly's Austin at the Blanton Museum
"...Ellsworth Kelly's Austin at Blanton Museum of Art on February 8, 2018..."

Feb. 15, 2018 Photo Gallery

Gold a Go-Go at the Blanton Museum of Art
February 16, 2013. 66 photos.
"...Celebrating the Blanton's 50th with DJ Mel and the BlueBonnets (with..."

Feb. 16, 2013 Photo Gallery

The Blanton's #MuseumFromHome Offers Tours, Talks, and More From Its Collection
Just cuz you're at home doesn't mean you can't get some culture
"...At this point in quarantine, staring at the old graduation pictures and Home Goods paintings that line..."

April 30, 2020 Arts Post by Gianni Zorrilla

Five Arty Reasons to Visit the Blanton
As the art museum gets an exterior makeover, don't miss the beauty inside
"...The two halves of the Blanton Museum of Art have..."

May 12, 2023 Arts Column by Richard Whittaker

"Donald Moffett" at the Blanton
The Blanton exhibition marks a shift not only toward artists from Texas but also toward more political art
"...about a philosophical experience as a tactile one. Though the Blanton Museum of Art's exhibition of his work represents..."

Nov. 20, 2015 Arts Review by Caitlin Greenwood

Blanton Museum of Art
The UT museum acquires 12 works by Texas artists through an art lottery
"...Everybody loves winning the lottery, even museums. And while the Blanton Museum of..."

Aug. 12, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Topping Out the Blanton
That tree on the roof? Means the new museum is A-OK.
"...With so much construction in Austin over the past two decades, it's difficult not to notice that,..."

Aug. 20, 2004 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Diedrick Brackens Weaves Multitudes in the Blanton's "darling divined"
From his loom, the acclaimed artist fuses folk tales and forgotten memories with his own experiences to tell new, expanding stories of identity
"...backgrounds of lime greens, poppy reds, hazy purples. Sometimes the figures are presented together in nature: outside under a..."

Jan. 1, 2021 Arts Feature by Sara Hutchinson

"Clarissa Tossin: Meeting the Waters" at the Blanton
The Brazilian artist explores the confluence of globalization's streams of production through the Amazon
"...posthumous Austin has been drawing crowds and attention to the Blanton Museum of Art recently, but a visitor could..."

April 13, 2018 Arts Review by Melany Jean

"Vincent Valdez: The City" at the Blanton
The artist's epic portrait of Klanspeople is all the more frightening for the mundane character of its subjects
"...Chevy headlights light the scene, throwing it into dramatic chiaroscuro. Erect white hoods..."

Sept. 14, 2018 Arts Review by Melany Jean

New Exhibit at the Blanton Will Have You Feeling the Bern
"The Avant-garde Networks of Amauta" explores the social movement from Latin America in the 1920s
"...need for radical change. This isn't a recap from the most recent Democratic debate; it's what helped spark a..."

March 6, 2020 Arts Feature by Barbara Purcell

Lenka Clayton: The Distance I Can Be From My Son at the Blanton
In a series of amusing videos, the artist sheds light on the judgment calls parents make while balancing their children's safety and autonomy
"...In the opening scene of Lenka Clayton's video installation The Distance..."

Aug. 24, 2018 Arts Review by Marisa Charpentier

Blanton Museum of Art
Ned Rifkin, former Smithsonian undersecretary of art, is the new director of the Blanton
"...art wants to be an administrator. I am at the point in my life where I am going to..."

May 22, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Classical Revival at the Blanton
The Art of the Deal
"...So what's all this about the University of Texas being a slow, confused bureaucracy? When..."

Aug. 25, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Blanton Museum of Art: Ann Wilson takes the reins
Ann Wilson has been named interim director of the Blanton Museum of Art
"...Last June, Jessie Otto Hite made the decision to retire as director of the Blanton Museum..."

Feb. 15, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Blanton Museum of Art
The companion facility to the UT museum's gallery building is finally complete
"...Since opening in 2006, the Blanton Museum of Art's Michener Gallery Building has been..."

Nov. 14, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Blanton Museum of Art
The University of Texas museum raises admission prices
"...If you desire to see "DESIRE," the new exhibition at the Blanton Museum of Art, on..."

Feb. 5, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Jessie Otto Hite: With the Blanton built, the director takes her leave
With the Blanton Museum of Art's new galleries open and drawing record crowds and the companion building set to open next year, Jessie Otto Hite has decided to retire as director in 2008
"...From the time she started as an employee of the art..."

June 29, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Blanton Museum of Art
After two years heading UT's art museum, the director leaves it for the classroom
"...an arts institution can feel like a generation given the intensity involved in planning and preparing projects, setting budgets,..."

May 6, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Blanton Museum of Art
An immersive new work of art turns the Blanton's white atrium into a cool pool of blue
"...The atrium of the Blanton Museum of Art's Michener Gallery..."

Feb. 13, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Blanton Museum of Art
The Blanton Museum of Art's new education and visitors pavilion has just acquired a name, thanks to a $4.5 million gift from Houston businessman Edgar A. Smith
"...The Blanton Museum of Art's new gallery building is getting..."

April 14, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Blanton Bake-Off Returns, Good Food Foundation Taps Austin Winners, Here Comes the Texas Wine Auction, Lucky Robot Hypes the Tuna, Oseyo Gets Streety with Anju Banju on Thursdays, and More
All the news that’s fit to get your taste buds quivering
"...– as wrangled from numerous PR releases, words on the digital street, and even the occasional (verified) IRL eavesdroppings...."

April 26, 2023 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Kerlaches Come From Kerlin, the Blanton Hosts a Bake-Off, Tito’s (and DQ) Gets Anniversarizing, and the Hotel Lounge Scene Shines All Vibrant and Bold. Also? Easter!
All the news that’s fit to get your taste buds quivering
"...scene, as wrangled from numerous PR releases, words on the digital street, and even the occasional (verified) IRL eavesdroppings...."

April 13, 2022 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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